Estimating the direct costs of pelvic inflammatory disease in adolescents: a within-system analysis

Sex Transm Dis. 2011 Apr;38(4):326-8. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181fc6c65.


We used 2008-2009 physician and hospital charges to estimate the direct cost of medical care per case of pelvic inflammatory disease. The estimated average total charge per episode was $3,025 (SD: $4155). The estimated average charge for patients treated in ambulatory (outpatient clinic and emergency department) settings was $7440 lower than for those treated on inpatient units.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Ambulatory Care Facilities / economics*
  • Child
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / economics*
  • Fees and Charges / statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Hospitalization / economics*
  • Humans
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease / economics*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Young Adult